Fabrication and spectroscopy of erbium doped gallium lanthanum sulphide glass fibres for mid-infrared laser applications

TitleFabrication and spectroscopy of erbium doped gallium lanthanum sulphide glass fibres for mid-infrared laser applications
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsT Schweizer, DJ Brady, and DW Hewak
JournalOptics Express
Volume1
Start Page102
Issue4
Pagination102 - 107
Date Published01/1997
Abstract

Gallium lanthanum sulphide based glasses are proposed as high quality hosts for rare-earth doped, mid-infrared fibre lasers, that would offer compact and rugged sources for gas sensing, atmospheric transmission, and medical applications. The infrared emission spectroscopy of erbium doped glasses and fibres shows the potential of this glass host for the above applications. Mid-infrared transitions at 2.0, 2.75, 3.6, and 4.5μm have been detected and characterized. © 1997 Optical Society of America.

Short TitleOptics Express